Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Butler NutriSentials Lean Treats For Dogs Review

You love your dog and you want them to be healthy, right? Are you looking for a treat you can give them that they will love but won’t cause them to gain weight? Butler NutriSentials Lean Treats for Dogs is the perfect choice for your four-legged furry friend.


Keeping your dog healthy and happy has never been easier with this dog treat because it is
  • Made with real chicken that has the skin removed to be even healthier
  • Comes in bite-size pieces for easier portion control
  • Low fat content - only 7 calories per treat

Butler NutriSentials Lean dog treats are not just for showing your best friend how much you love them but are also an excellent way to give medication and treat them with a delicious reward during training. The treat can easily be digested by the dogs and are priced reasonably for regular consumption.

Butler NutriSentials Lean Treats For Dogs are made up of:
  • Crude Protein - 23%
  • Crude Fat - not less than 4%, not more than 7%
  • Crude Fiber - 2%
  • Moisture - 32% 

The Butler Lean Treats come in a convenient, resealable zipper pouch to lock in flavor and insure freshness. Each packet weighs 4 oz and are economically priced, which is a good thing because your dog will try them once and go absolutely crazy for it and will be begging for more. When choosing treats for your dog, you want only the best- best in taste and for their health. Butler NutriSentials Dog Treats will not disappoint but don’t take our word for it, let your dog do all the talking (tail wagging).

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

6 Cat Medications and Supplies You Should Always Have at Home

Whether you are a seasoned cat enthusiast, or you are just starting to learn the ropes of cat ownership, there are a few pet medications you may wish to have on hand for their safety. Stocking up on good quality products that are specifically formulated to meet your feline’s needs, will save you a lot of headache and heartache in case of an emergency. It is also a good idea to keep everyday remedies and supplies on hand to treat minor illnesses and injuries without having to rush to the vet’s office day in and day out. Below are five of the most common cat supplies you will use to keep your kitty healthy.

cat medications and supplies

Disinfectant

Cats are graceful creatures with incredible balance and coordination. They are also curious to the point of being reckless and get into scrapes and fights from time to time. Have a good cleansing solution like Chlor-A-Clens on hand to treat minor wounds, scratches, skin irritations and abscesses safely and quickly. A good cleansing solution will work well for first aid care as well as regular use for keeping the area clean to support healthy tissue growth until the problem is resolved.

Pet Bandage

Once in a while, it will be necessary to cover a wound with a bandage to help healing, although, your cat may wholeheartedly disagree with your decision. Using a quality pet bandage will go a long way to have the upper hand and prevent your cat from tearing off the necessary dressing. Petflex No Chew Bandage is treated so that it tastes bitter when your cat tries to chew it off. It is also strong to resist tearing and biting but formulated so that you can tear the desired amount by hand. It does not stick to pet hair and will stay safely in place. In addition to wound care, you can also use it as a cold press or to apply controlled compression when necessary.


Hairball Treatment

Dealing with hairballs is a unique that cat owners know too well, and there are many products on the market that address it. Some of these can serve multiple purposes targeting the general digestive health of your cat. Laxatone Hairball Remedy comes in malt and tuna flavors and works as a laxative to resolve constipation or as treatment to eliminate and prevent hairballs.

Fleas and Ticks

The need for treating your cat for flea and tick control might not come to you as a surprise. Treating their bedding and your own furniture is just as important and there are several natural products that can help you achieve pest control and prevention on your animals and your home at the same time. For example, the Herbal Flea Spray from NaturVet combines a selection of herbs to naturally fight fleas. It is safe to use on your cats, their foam beds, pillows, and blankets, has a pleasant scent and can be used in conjunction with other spot-on flea control products.


Ear Care

Have you ever noticed how much time your cats spend cleaning their ears? Cat ears are delicate when it comes to a healthy pH balance and they need to be kept clean and free of obstructions. Ear care medications such as Vedco Clean Ear with Aloe Vera can be used comfortably at home to remove dirt and reduce ear irritation. It also works well for keeping your cat’s ear canal healthy with a weekly treatment.


Prescription Medications

By getting your cat prescriptions ahead of time not only saves money but also gives you peace of mind. Many illnesses such as bacterial infections, respiratory issues or anxiety disorder and require prescription medicines as approved by a licensed veterinarian. Instead of running to your pharmacy in the last minute, you should order the medicines ahead of time from wholesale drug distributors like Medi-Vet and get it delivered to the pet pharmacy closest you to avoid any last minute running around.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Monoject 412 Curved Tip Syringe 12cc Review

One of the most popular curved tip syringes used for medication and dosing purposes is the Monoject Curved Tip Syringe. It is a disposable syringe made from reusable plastic with a rubber base designed specifically for pressure irrigation and flushing of wounds, abscesses and anal glands. The syringe can also be works great for periodontal procedures and packing surgical dressing. In addition to medical industry, this syringe is frequently used by people who work in arts and crafts to small amount of liquid to something being produced. Home care patients find it helpful to apply medicine to their wounds or to clear out tonsils. If you are a pet owner or veterinarian or animal shelter, you can use it give medicines to pets easily by getting the curved tip into the corner of the animal’s mouth and squirting the medicine. 



The features of Monoject Curved Tip Syringe includes:
  • Curved tip syringe
  • 12 mL capacity
  • Latex-free
  • Ungraduated syringe barrel
  • Reusable plastic finger grip extender
  • Non-Sterile
  • Single use syringe

This syringe is manufactured by Covidien. You can buy both single Monoject 412 syringe and a box of 50 Monoject syringes on Medi-Vet. If you order total is more $79, you get free shipping from Medi-Vet.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Purina’s FortiFlora Nutritional Supplement for Dogs Review

Is your dog suffering from diarrhea due to antibiotic therapy, change in diet or general stress? Would you like to improve their overall general intestinal health? Then FortiFlora Canine Probiotic Nutritional Supplement by Purina is the perfect choice for them. It is a nutritional supplement that helps support intestinal health and promotes healthy immune system. It has a special probiotic Enterococcus Faeceium SF 68, high levels of antioxidants, vitamins A, C, E and live active cultures and can be used safely for dogs.


For a new puppy that is getting its immunization shots, an adult dog trying to adjust to its environment or an older dog that is facing a weaker immune system, FortiFlora is the right probiotic addition to your dog’s diet.  It not only promotes their digestive health but also is delicious to eat. We recommend talking to your veterinarian to see if FortiFlora is right for your dog and to figure out a feeding plan with their guidance.

The nutrition and calorie content is listed below: 
  • Crude Protein (Min)  -  43.0%
  • Crude Fat (Min)     12.0%
  • Crude Fiber (Max)     1.0%
  • Moisture (Max)     5.0%
  • Microorganisms (Min) (Enterococcus faecium)     1 X 108 CFU/g

Here is the list of ingredients in Purina FortiFlora Probiotic Supplements for dogs:
Animal digest, Enterococcus faecium, L-ascorbyl-2- polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), brewers dried yeast, Vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, beta-Carotene, salt, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, and sodium selenite D-4582.

One box of Purina FortiFlora contains 30 one gram satches. On the Medi-Vet website, you can also buy in 3 packs at a time. In addition, we also have Purina FortiFlora for Cats on sale.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I just got a puppy! What do I do now?

Make no mistake about it but bringing a new puppy into the household is like adopting a new family member. Parenting a puppy is no easy task and requires a lot of work and observation but the rewards are plentiful since these adorable creatures give back tenfold in affection and loyalty. A sound training, exercise and health regiment will set the foundation for the years ahead.


The Importance of the Vet and Primary Health Care

When getting a new puppy, you should contact a veterinarian to schedule a visit within the first two or three days. The puppy's health is of prime importance at this early stage since it could have come from a kennel and have been exposed to parasites and diseases. A vet will administer a general exam and look for any potential health issues. This is also the time to schedule dog vaccinations to protect their immune system. They may prescribe external parasite soaps and lotions or medication in the form of pills for internal worms. To easily administer the pills, owners can use Hide-A-Pill for Dogs to make their puppies take them without any issues. Another important issue to be considered is whether to spay or neuter the puppy.

The Puppy's Environment

Puppies should be provided with a comfortable bed or mat to sleep on; using a crate is recommended especially if the puppy is going to be home alone. In the event that you want the puppy to remain outdoors, a suitable shelter (like a dog house) with comfortable pillows and blanketing materials should be provided. A food bowl and clean water dish should also be close by and the pups should never be left in extreme heat. You should keep an eye out for any potential threat to puppy’s health including exposed wires or breakable objects. Puppies should be watched for habitual chewing and a firm ‘No’ is suggested when a puppy is caught in action.

Puppy Food & Treats

A veterinarian is the best source for recommending the perfect puppy food because they’ll consider the age, weight and breed to determine the proper ingredients. Remember to choose based on its vitamin and mineral content as well as how much the puppy enjoys eating it. Treats should be given in moderation and as a part of training to show them praise and encouragement.

Potty Training

Housebreaking a puppy requires diligence, patience and planning. Puppies cannot control bowel movements or urinating. You may want to place several layers of newspaper in proximity to the puppy's sleeping spot and hope to direct them there if spotted starting to go potty. However, the best course is to anticipate their needs and take the puppy outdoors. The word “Potty” should be spoken at the time of the deed. Positive reinforcement is very important and housebreaking aids can also help.

Obedience and Social Behaviorism

Puppies should be taught to obey basic commands such as sit, down, and stay from the very beginning to ensure their safety and keep them under control. Spoken commands require repetition with a firm voice but nothing harsher than that. Treats can be given as a reward, but sparingly. Puppies become socially aware of other people and animals and the owner must correct its behavior and temper the aggression before the dog is allowed to approach other people or other dogs. Using dog behavior aids for bark control and anxiety relief can be helpful if you are unable to discourage them just by commands.

Just like you, the puppy is getting used to the new environment and people. They need constant attention and care so that you can gain their trust. Be patient and you know you have a found a life-long friend in them. And remember that it always starts with love.

For any new puppy products or dog supplies, your friendly veterinarians at Medi-Vet are here to help.  From vaccinations and shampoos to ear cleaners and flea medicine, we have your pooch covered!